What are Cheer Shoes?
Cheer shoes, also called cheerleading shoes are sports footwear designed for cheerleaders.
Cheerleaders are spectators and fans of a team participating in sports activity. The spectators put on cheer shoes, lightweight, breathable and flexible, and different from regular sneakers and shoes.
Cheer shoes are specially made to fit on mats or sidelines, and to aid a greater range of motion and ease your movement during stunts and jumps.
Flyers and Tumblers cheer shoes also feature a non-slip sole to provide grip and stability on various surfaces, including gym floors and mats.
How to Clean your Cheer Shoes?
There are various ways cheerleaders clean their cheer shoes. Some athletes clean their cheer shoes in the washing machine or dishwasher.
You can also clean it with your hand by using baking soda, vinegar, OxiClean or a magic eraser.
However, washing your cheer shoes in a washer, even under low pressure can damage your shoes easily.
If you don’t have the time to wash your shoes manually, you can put them in a washer, and on a delicate cycle, add the recommended bleach in the appropriate ratio with water according to the shoe manufacturer.
How to clean cheer shoes with Toothpaste, Baking soda, and Vinegar?
First, you can get rid of loose dirt from your cheer shoes by cleaning them down with a soft-bristled brush.
Then, mix a small amount of mild detergent such as Dawn dish soap, baking soda, or/and vinegar, and a small volume of warm water in a bowl until it becomes a thick paste.
Dip a soft-bristled brush or a white cloth into the thick paste and gently scrub your cheer shoes to make them white again.
Leave the baking soda mix on the shoes for a few minutes, and rinse thoroughly with clean water or using a clean cloth dampened with water.
Use a clean cloth to gently pat the shoes dry, removing as much moisture as possible.
Stuff the shoes with crumpled paper or a clean, dry towel to help them maintain their shape as they dry.
Allow the shoes to air dry completely, away from direct heat sources such as heaters or sunlight.
You can also use a magic eraser or bleach pen on your cheer shoes after washing them to make them clean and look brighter.
While there are different ways you can clean your cheer shoes, it’s important to use a suitable method of washing based on the materials the cheer shoes are made from.
It’s also advisable to check the washing instructions provided by the brand of the cheer shoes.
Most cheer shoes are machine washable, but you should check the pros and cons in the instructions before attempting to wash them in a machine or use any of the above-mentioned materials to clean cheerleaders’ shoes.